Announcing the ‘What Would You Do?’ contest winners

Last week, we asked for your suggestions on what to cover at the fair. We received a lot of great ideas from fans and followers on the blog, Facebook and Twitter. It was a difficult process, but we managed to narrow down the list to our top four. Here they are:

1. Brad O’Brien posted on Facebook: I’d like for you to lay out a “map” or step by step guide so that we can get the most “deep fried” experience possible. Last year was my first time at the fair & I feel like I could have gotten more out of it if I just knew where to go maybe you could integrate a social aspect for anyone that visits your top 10 spots if the upload pics & tag your page.

2. Lynn Viverette Collins posted on Facebook: I think it would be nice to know more about the young people that enter the animals, like the 4-H. Like how long have they worked with their animals etc. I’ve heard some stories of how some of them have raised them from birth and spent the night in the barns watching over them.

3. Jamie Geiger posted on Facebook: I’d like to see a behind the scenes feature on judging edible entries like canned and baked goods. Who are the judges? How are they selected? What are the criteria for submissions? What elements are the judges looking for? How would I submit my own creation? A side story could feature a entrant and his or her preparation for entering an item and culminate in the judging.

4. Erica Gladden posted on the blog: I would like to see more in-depth info on parking…. going rates on private lots, shortest walking distance, how to ride the bus (and how crowded it is), any places to park for free, handicapped parking, best kept parking secrets, quickest routes and least traffic around the fairgrounds, etc. The fair is awesome, but you have to get there first! A lot of times, parking and traffic can be a big hassle and it would be great to know some tips, in order to start your NC State Fair adventure on the right foot!

Congratulations to our winners. You’ll each receive a State Fair prize pack with a State Fair T-shirt, souvenir cup and other great prizes. Please send us an email at to claim your prize. And be sure to check back on the blog as we cover your topic areas.

Thanks again to everyone for submitting entries. Remember, you’ve still got five days to enjoy a Bumper Crop of Fun at the N.C. State Fair.

About Bearded Lady

Paul Jones blogged for the 2009-2012 N.C. State Fairs. Here's his bio from 2009: Paul Jones, here (a.k.a. Bearded Lady). I love the N.C. State Fair. I love the rides, I love the food, but my favorite part of the Fair is the displays of the unusual. The two-headed snake, the world’s smallest woman, the world’s tallest horse and the list goes on. Originally from South Carolina, I hope that I can bring a different perspective to this blog as I shed light on some of the ordinary, yet extraordinary, aspects of this year’s Fair.

One Comment

  1. Guess I’ll never get an inside look at the photography competition! 🙁

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